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Scale 1697: "Raga Kuntvarali"

Scale 1697: Raga Kuntvarali, Ian Ring Music Theory

Bracelet Diagram

The bracelet shows tones that are in this scale, starting from the top (12 o'clock), going clockwise in ascending semitones. The "i" icon marks imperfect tones that do not have a tone a fifth above. Dotted lines indicate axes of symmetry.

Tonnetz Diagram

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Tonnetz diagrams are popular in Neo-Riemannian theory. Notes are arranged in a lattice where perfect 5th intervals are from left to right, major third are northeast, and major 6th intervals are northwest. Other directions are inverse of their opposite. This diagram helps to visualize common triads (they're triangles) and circle-of-fifth relationships (horizontal lines).

Common Names

Carnatic Raga
Raga Kuntvarali
Raga Kuntalavarali

Analysis

Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,5,7,9,10}
Forte Number5-23
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 173
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Imperfections2
Modes4
Prime?no
prime: 173
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector132130
Interval Spectrump3mn2s3d
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,5}
<2> = {3,4,7}
<3> = {5,8,9}
<4> = {7,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.2
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.799
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicno

Common Triads

These are the common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that you can create from members of this scale.

* Pitches are shown with C as the root

Triad TypeTriad*Pitch ClassesDegreeEccentricityCloseness Centrality
Major TriadsF{5,9,0}000

Since there is only one common triad in this scale, there are no opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads.

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1697 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 181
Scale 181: Raga Budhamanohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Budhamanohari
3rd mode:
Scale 1069
Scale 1069, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1291
Scale 1291, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2693
Scale 2693, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 173

Scale 173Scale 173: Raga Purnalalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purnalalita

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [1697, 181, 1069, 1291, 2693] (Forte: 5-23) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [701, 1199, 1513, 1957, 2647, 3371, 3733] (Forte: 7-23)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1697 is 173

Scale 173Scale 173: Raga Purnalalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purnalalita

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1697 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 173

Scale 173Scale 173: Raga Purnalalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purnalalita

Transformations:

T0 1697  T0I 173
T1 3394  T1I 346
T2 2693  T2I 692
T3 1291  T3I 1384
T4 2582  T4I 2768
T5 1069  T5I 1441
T6 2138  T6I 2882
T7 181  T7I 1669
T8 362  T8I 3338
T9 724  T9I 2581
T10 1448  T10I 1067
T11 2896  T11I 2134

Nearby Scales:

These are other scales that are similar to this one, created by adding a tone, removing a tone, or moving one note up or down a semitone.

Scale 1699Scale 1699: Raga Rasavali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Rasavali
Scale 1701Scale 1701: Dominant Seventh, Ian Ring Music TheoryDominant Seventh
Scale 1705Scale 1705: Raga Manohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manohari
Scale 1713Scale 1713: Raga Khamas, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Khamas
Scale 1665Scale 1665, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1681Scale 1681: Raga Valaji, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Valaji
Scale 1729Scale 1729, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1761Scale 1761, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1569Scale 1569, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1633Scale 1633, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1825Scale 1825, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1953Scale 1953, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1185Scale 1185: Genus Primum Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryGenus Primum Inverse
Scale 1441Scale 1441, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 673Scale 673, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2721Scale 2721: Raga Puruhutika, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Puruhutika
Scale 3745Scale 3745, Ian Ring Music Theory

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. The software used to generate this analysis is an open source project at GitHub. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography.